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Diploma-Bound Students at Home

While MCPS is closed, parents and caregivers of a student on the autism spectrum may need new ideas for how to spend time with their child -- both for fun and for learning.  The target audience for these ideas and resources is anyone supporting an autistic student who is on a diploma-bound academic track.

Resources for Various Academic Subjects

Khan Academy offers free lessons on a wide range of topics in the form of a series of short video lessons; the website also includes supplementary practice exercises and unit tests:  KhanAcademy.org.  

CrashCourse videos on YouTube cover many subjects and are fun and engaging:  https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

Here are some options for advanced students who might want to check out what college courses are like and explore their interests: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR3J3NaofdobPpYyyCqGjUxd8tL2RNlZ6ljadxtHxpEqT_CsIbpUCVsmpDE

Study.com offers personalized online learning that is being offered until the end of this school year at a 30% discount. Over 89,000 lessons for grades 3-12 cover all subjects and are taught to accommodate multiple learning styles. Instructors are subject matter experts who teach in engaging 5-10 minute videos, and also provide a text transcript. Students also have access to expert instructors who are available 24/7. https://study.com/school-relief/parents.html

Resources for Math Instruction 

This “We Are Teachers” website links to more than 60 website for math instruction by grade:  https://www.weareteachers.com/best-math-websites/?utm_content=1584278640&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2LvJsLOGBXXTWGmQFhTdJa9r6xpth-wcueRTPiiR-MuRhVygDEoVnEMDU

Resources for Science Instruction

The Happy Scientist has content for all ages:  https://thehappyscientist.com/

Howard Hughes has some amazing learning resources on a variety of life sciences topics for high school students: https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources   

NASA has made its entire media library of images, sounds and video publicly accessible and searchable -- Check it out!  https://www.diyphotography.net/nasa-makes-entire-media-library-publicly-accessible-copyright-free/?fbclid=IwAR2Oi41FwQ3_UKa1-qV4nbD1TPAEK0YS-8P3aroR3eIf-47zRpUapETyEfI

Resources for Government and History

C-SPAN offers an amazing resources for kids with an interest in history and current events:  https://www.c-span.org/classroom/

Resources for Preparation for SAT, ACT, and AP Tests


Many parents order the official SAT and ACT prepbooks, which cost about $20 per book, and have multiple practice tests and explanation of answers in the back: 

ACT:  https://smile.amazon.com/Official-2019-2020-Practice-Online-Content/dp/1119580501/ref=sr_1_3?crid=ZANHWULXLKV5&dchild=1&keywords=act+prep+book+2020+with+practice+tests&qid=1584482082&sprefix=act+prep+book+2020+with+practice+tests%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-3

SAT:  https://smile.amazon.com/Official-SAT-Study-Guide-2020/dp/1457312190/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=SAT+prep+book+2020+with+practice+tests&qid=1584482151&sr=8-3

SAT prep is also available through Khan Academy: KhanAcademy.org 

For students taking AP courses, the College Board has practice exams on their website:  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/course-index-page

Links to resources for Arts and Theater, Music, and Museums

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